Congratulations to the 2017 Outstanding Supervisors!
Congratulations to Chief Carl T. Rowan, Jr, chief of police, Mason Police and Public Safety Department, and Curtis McNay, director of IT security, Information Technology Services. Chief Rowan and Mr. McNay were selected from nearly 30 incredible nominations of diverse candidates from varying departments and campuses. The Awards Committee, a seven-person committee in the Staff Senate, reviews nominations each year. These two candidates stood out among their peers and were recognized for their outstanding contribution to their departments and in the following areas:
- Acknowledging exemplary performance
- Supporting innovation and soliciting input from employees
- Being fair and flexible
- Encouraging and providing opportunities for professional growth
According to his nominators, “Chief Rowan’s commitment to the university, department, and each individual employee is undeniable. He took time to identify each employee’s strengths and develop them to the highest degree of productivity which has translated to job satisfaction.” His nominators also appreciate the opportunities for career growth and how “he has rewarded hard work and inspired creativity, and involves himself in the work of the front line officers and employees to gain an understanding of what everyone’s needs are and to lead by example and motive teamwork.”
According to Mr. McNay’s nominators, “Curtis creates an environment of innovation for his staff where new ideas and strategies are welcomed and further pursued.” His staff feels that “Curtis fosters an environment of learning and engagement. He places an emphasis on participation in training, creating an environment of sharing what each other learns and knows, as well as, generating a collaborative approach to problem-solving. Curtis acknowledges exemplary performance by nominating staff members and project teams for ITS Service and Leadership Awards. “No matter what scope of the project, he always makes sure to convey to his staff how appreciated their input is.”
Chief Rowan and Mr. McNay were recognized at the Outstanding Achievement Awards on November 2, 2017.
The Staff Senate will accept nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Supervisor Award during August 2018. Visit our website to learn more about the criteria and nomination process.